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Old 11-06-2005, 05:33 PM
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We have an old Tupperware container that we keep our change in. We are saving to take my son on the Disney cruise next year for his 10th birthday. After that we will save for other vacations. Change really does add up.
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Old 11-09-2005, 01:26 AM
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I use an old tea tin to hold all my loose change. I am hoping that I will have enough to pay for my spending money for next year's holiday to the South of France. Can't wait!
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Old 11-09-2005, 04:52 AM
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We keep a jar from my work on our bedroom and we save change till Christmas and use that for Christmas gifts and then save until summer and use it for vacation. I cant believe how fast it adds up. Both my boys have caught on and my 17 year old is saving for spring break.
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Old 11-09-2005, 05:31 AM
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Oh Butterfly that would be great if you could save enough change to go on a trip to the South of France. Good luck with the saving.

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Old 01-22-2006, 12:14 PM
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Each of my boys have banks and i split the change in my wallet each week for them.

I have read somewhere that you could get a big bank and save your change for the year.. kindof making it your christmas fund.

I'm wondering if i'd be able to do that?
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Old 01-22-2006, 12:40 PM
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You could if you set your mind to it. I never spend any change will break a dollar for a penny. Good luck
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Old 01-22-2006, 01:12 PM
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If something is $10.05 and the checker asks if I have a nickle I let them know that I need the change.

If you have a great goal saving the change is easy, you could even put a picture of your goal on your bank.

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Old 01-22-2006, 01:33 PM
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We had been doing the angel tree thing each Chrismas but 2005 we couldn't find any set up so the pennies the girls saved
$11.00 plus $4.00 in ones, total of $15.00 they donated to our local Wildlife Works. It is a rehabilitation center for injured wildlife. They currently have 2 Barred owls, 2 crows, a squirrel and a pair of swans in residence. Meaning they can't be returned to the wild for one reason or anohter.
I want to collect some of the things on their wish list to help that way too. Will start that soon.

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Old 01-29-2006, 10:39 PM
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Downstairs we have our rock and mineral 'museum.' That is where we keep our refined copper, pennies. We keep them in glass drink bottles that the girls saved because they liked the logos and shape of the bottles.

Upstairs in the kitchen we have a mason jar with the silver change. That one fills really slowly because it is the emergency money for kids snacks and parking meters.

Whatever are we going to do with all these 'minerals?' In another 30 years maybe DH and I will see if any of the pennies are collector's items. The silver and nickel change? I dunno, I like the savings account deposit idea. College Fund?
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Old 01-30-2006, 03:37 AM
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I have a container that I have started for my daughter who is in college. I have been saving every extra quarter that I find. I am going to surprise her with it for her laundry $$ when it is full... I just hope I can fill it before she graduates college! lol
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